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On these forums I've read a lot about how in order to fight disease effectively one must have the right balance in their body. I think I mostly agree with this, in that I feel proper nutrition and adequate exercise is necessary for ideal health. But I also have questions on the matter:
1. What is the right balance? Is there a formula? Is it specific?
No, it varies from person to person and will even vary in the same person depending on several factors.
2. Does the right balance differ from person to person? For example, one person may need more zinc than another, etc?
3. Does maintaining the right balance make a person impervious to illness?
Nope, and you wouldn't want it to. The issue is that you can overcome it with minimal intervention....your immune system is primed.
4. If there is such a thing as a proper balance, is it specific or does it have a range? For example: So and so's ideal amount of potassium is between x amount and y amount. Anywhere within that spectrum is equallly ideal for her.
again, it will change from person to person and from time to time in her life. Sometimes I need more mag than others. It also isn't just about nutrition-but since that's the example you are using I responded to that point.
5. If the right balance is different for each individual, can it ever truly be found?
For example, say I think I'm healthy and meeting my nutritional needs. But I get a cold. Many would say my body is not in balance. So I make changes and get sick again some day. So I make changes and get sick again some day. Etc. Which I guess would lead me to ask:
6. Does an ideal balance really exist?
not in the way that you are thinking of it...it's not just about food, it's about healthy life experiences, using your body, thought patterns, responses to stimuli, coping mechanisms, etc. Health is a balance between those things. Not cal/mag.
7. If a person gets sick, does that automatically mean that their bodies aren't in balance? (Which I guess is a very similar question to number 3, haha)
nope, it's only if they are always sick, can't kick it, it drains their vitality etc. Being sick isn't the problem, that can be a healthy response. It's also a way the body clears stuff out. It's not something to be feared. However, the balance exists in the fact that if you are always sick and therefore not able to participate in life/follow your calling that's an issue.
Just some things that I've been thinking about. I have some feelings on the matters I mentioned, but few solid answers. What do you think?
There is also the aspect of your nutrition effecting your mental state. Despite your best efforts peace and calm may be impossible until your nutritional issues are addressed. Some people's "allergic" (for lack of a better word) responce to certain foods is anger or depression and if they don't ever remove that food from their regular diet they may never realize peace and happiness. A significant portion of people with scitzophrenia would be cured by a gluten free diet. Again it isn't about intention it is about food.
I'm not saying that attitude doesn't matter but perhaps it is a chicken and egg thing. those with the best outcomes had the healthiest balance/bodies already that allowed them to have a positive attitude. See what I am saying?
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